Food Tech Event: Technology feeds the future of the food industry.

The need for continuous food availability and greater convenience demands faster, more efficient, and more sustainable processes with minimal waste. Innovation in technology and ongoing development in food processing and production play a crucial role in this. This requires innovative and increasingly intelligent machinery and devices, as well as quality assurance, food safety, hygiene, and process optimization.

It is essential for the food and beverage industry to come together annually to exchange knowledge and initiate collaborations. The Food Tech Event serves as this annual meeting place, and that's why Mikrocentrum is organizing the Food Tech Event on May 15th and 16th at the Brabanthallen in 's-Hertogenbosch.

The following themes will be central during the Food Tech Event 2024:

  • Machine construction, device construction, and technology for production and processing lines.
  • Food safety and hygiene in production environments.
  • Future Food Factory: digitization and automation.
  • Quality management and control.
  • Energy management and savings in the production environment.
  • Lifelong Learning: knowledge retention and sharing, retraining, development, addressing shortages.

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Technical professionals in the food and beverage industry.

The visitor profile of the Food Tech Event consists of technical professionals working in production and processing companies in the food and beverage industry. "With the Food Tech Event, we create an annual meeting place where professionals such as production, maintenance, quality, and operations managers, as well as automation, IT/OT, and team managers, along with engineers, designers, and purchasers, can find a comprehensive overview of technologies for their production or processing environment," says Judith van den Nieuwenhuijzen, Program Manager of the Food Tech Event.

Spotlights on over 100 technical solutions, innovations, and services.

Food Tech Event offers the opportunity for over 100 companies and organizations to showcase their technical solutions, innovations, and services on the trade show floor to technical professionals from the food and beverage industry. Companies can live demonstrate their techniques to the audience in the Demo Area, and visitors can explore startups and student teams at the Young Talent Area. The Hygienic Design Network (HDN) also has a special area where its members can present themselves. Additionally, there will be an interactive demonstration featuring artificial intelligence by Staubli and Qing.

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Innovations, digitalization, and future-proofing

Regardless of the industry you are in, sustainability and digitalization are playing an increasingly important role. This is particularly true in the food supply chain, from wholesalers and producers to farmers and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the food sector. However, the sector is also innovating in other areas. Emerging trends such as changing consumer needs, transparency, sustainable business practices, and the growth of clean label and functional foods are accelerating the digitalization of the supply chain. Innovations such as robotics, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), and data-driven decision-making are ultimately leading to the rise of smarter supply chains. These developments impact every company in the food sector. To operate in the food supply chain, embracing digitalization is becoming increasingly essential. However, this can be challenging, especially for SMBs. Therefore, it is imperative to adapt to these changes and promote knowledge sharing on these topics.